Producer, singer, and songwriter Michael Aldag is set to be the next big thing to come out of the paradise peninsula.

At just 19-years-old Michael has already signed to Liverpool’s 3 Beat Records (part of Universal Music) and has over 20,000 monthly listeners on Spotify.

Born and bred in West Kirby, Michael says he finds a lot of his inspiration from the experiences he has encountered while living in his hometown.

Michael tells the Globe: “I think the people I’ve met and the interactions I have definitely influence my music.

“I write and sing about things I’ve experienced in my upbringing as I’m fairly middle class and I like to poke fun at that in some of my songs.”

And he’s not wrong.

Michael’s latest single, Trust Funds, is full of trivial-obsessed lyricism, packed with snapshots of the faces and places he’s came across during his youth.

He said: “They’re commentaries on how the area that I’ve been brought up in, and the people I’ve been brought up around, have affected me.

“Sometimes you can fall into the trap of pretending to be something you’re not and be someone else to seem cooler or fit in.

“I’ve done that in my early teenage years, but it just didn’t feel right so I decided to embrace it into my music and I feel like that’s helped me to understand myself a bit more by taking it on the chin and laughing at it.”

Wirral Globe: Michael Aldag says living in Wirral has inspired his musicMichael Aldag says living in Wirral has inspired his music

Alongside the experiences of day to day life Michael also says he finds a lot of his inspiration from his regular runs along West Kirby beach.

He said: “A lot of my creativity kicks in when I’m running there, and I’ll get ideas for songs.”

“I do owe a lot of my music to the Wirral as it’s where I’ve grown up and it’s what’s influenced me,” he added.

Michael has lived in Wirral his whole life, studying at Caldy Grammar School before attending sixth form at West Kirby Grammar School.

Despite what Michael describes as his ‘fairly middle-class upbringing’, he writes and produces all his demos from the four walls of his West Kirby box room.

He said: “Especially all the writing and the conception of a song it’s all from the isolation of my own room.

“There isn’t pressure when you’re by yourself I can focus on my ideas and re-do it if I need to.

“I like writing on my own because it can really gruelling and embarrassing process.

“Especially for me as I like to put really raw emotions out there and be quite honest and that can be quite scary if you’re in a room doing it with someone else.”

As well as growing his music career Michael has also made a large dent in the TikTok scene with over half a million followers and tens of millions of views in just two years.

Despite his growing success on the popular social media app, Michael tells the Globe his substantial following was somewhat of an accident.

He said: “I started doing the videos on my lunch break in my old work and it just snowballed.

“It was like a freak accident that just happened.”

Michael says although he feels very lucky to have the platform, singing is where his main passion lies.

He said: “I’ve been singing since I was seven and writing music since I was 14.

“For as long as I can remember music has been my whole life and my complete focus.

“I am very lucky and grateful that people are interested in the content I put out, but I don’t class myself as a ‘TikToker’ or and ‘influencer’ and I don’t really want to be I just want to do music.”

Now Michael is set to release his newest track Tonsilitis which will be released in late July.

He said: “I’m really excited to put more music out it feels like ages since I released something for people to listen to so I’m really looking forward to that.”

Michael has also sold-out two September Liverpool shows which will be taking place at Kazimier Stock Room and will also be performing a show down in London venue Colours.